Look out for new design team ISSI, who create chic art/fashion eco accessories in collaboration with award-winning artists and designers. The feel-good range is already a hit with fashion lovers June Sarpong, Kathy Lette and Ronni Ancona.
InStyle's fave creations from their debut collection include: Olivier Millagou’s adorable red fire-hose Nancy (Girl on Fire) purse, lined with gorgeous orange parachute silk – hot, hot, hot; and yellow fire-hose wallet, branded with spider webs – lovin’ the gothic factor and perfect for festival season; and Paul Morrison’s red fire-hose messenger bag – not only on trend, but also very topical, with its image of a volcano erupting over its gold parachute-silk lining. Hello Iceland!
Or for a real statement, look no further than Simon Periton’s stunning bridle leather Beelzebag, with a yellow fire-hose wing. Genius. Recycling has never been so fun.
And the best bit? 50% percent of profits are donated to charities associated with the waste – eg, the money from the sale of the fire-hose pieces goes to the Fire Fighters’ Charity.
Prices range from £90 to £300. On sale in Selfridges, London, or online at issiworld.com
By Louise Sugrue